ASSA ABLOY Launches Egress Calculator

Sept. 15, 2020
The tool aims to make it easier for industry professionals to determine code-compliant doors and hardware for various spaces.

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, a global leader in access solutions, introduced the ASSA ABLOY Egress Calculator, an interactive tool that helps select the proper code-compliant doors and hardware for various openings based on individual states’ adopted version of the International Building Codes. The first-of-its-kind interactive tool makes the tedious process of finding code-compliant hardware requirements simpler. Users can access this tool via computer, tablet or smartphone, whether they’re at a project job site or in the office.

The Egress Calculator determines the occupant load of a room or space, the minimum opening clearance required for exit and exit access doorways, and the required swing direction of doors. It also provides references to the minimum hardware requirements for side-hinged and pivoted swinging doors, and fire- or smoke-rated doors based on the exceptions for each occupancy type.

The adoption and enforcement of building codes and standards falls to state and local governments, thus creating one of the biggest challenges for architects, designers and contractors: staying knowledgeable about codes as they change over time and between location of projects. ASSA ABLOY’s Egress Calculator helps industry professionals quickly stay apprised of the codes and standards, although it doesn’t replace the necessity for them having their own copy of the code.

“ASSA ABLOY has always been committed to not only providing customers with the best possible solutions, but also with tools and training that educate them on how to make strategic decisions about their facilities’ openings and access control,” says Katie Flower, AOC, CSI, CDT, training specialist at ASSA ABLOY Academy. “We’re excited to offer customers the ASSA ABLOY Egress Calculator as another resource in our suite of digital tools and trainings, which are all available for free.”

ASSA ABLOY recommends attending one of its upcoming Egress Calculator training sessions on Sept. 17 and Oct. 1 to understand how to best use the tool. To learn more about ASSA ABLOY’s Egress Calculator and other digital tools and training, visit

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